Date: 15th January 2022
Time: 6.30 IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana, West Indies
While India’s senior men lost the Test series against South Africa on Friday, it’s the India U19 team who will have the responsibility to avenge senior’s defeat when they face off South Africa U19 to kick start their ICC U19 World Cup campaign, at the Providence Stadium, Guyana in West Indies on Saturday.
Yash Dhull-led side looking formidable as they have comprehensively defeated hosts West Indies and mighty Australia in their warm-up matches. Guys must be confident as they emerged victorious while playing against Sri Lanka in the finals of Asia Cup 2021.
Meanwhile, South Africa U19 is also looking strong and expected to give a tough fight. George van Heerden-led side have recently played four-match Youth One-Day International series in Caribean and two warm-up games, including an inter-squad game after their first match against Australia was postponed.
The pitch seems bowling friendly so, hitting the ball over the boundary won’t be an easy task for batters.
The team is quite balanced and the presence of Harnoor Singh and his current form provides an edge to the team in front of opponents. The left-handed batsman has already marked his presence with a century against Australia in warm-up match. Openers Raghuvanshi and SK Rasheed were the standout performers in the U19 Aisa Cup finals and the team will be hoping big from them.
George van Heerden is leading the team from the front. The skipper played a brilliant knock 61 in the warm-up match against West Indies. While batsmen like Kaden Solomons, Ethan Cunningham, Valentine Kitime are expected to give a good start to the team.
All-rounder Dewald Brevis is an excellent performer with bat and bowl as well.
Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harnoor Singh, SK Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Yash Dhull (c), Rajangad Bawa, Aaradhya Yadav (wk), Kaushal Tambe, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar, Aneeshwar Gautam
Kaden Solomons, Ethan Cunningham, Valentine Kitime, Dewald Brevis, Matthew Boast, George van Heerden (c & wk), Michael Copeland, Jon Coetzer, Liam Alder, Aphiwe Mnyanda, Andile Simelane
Looking at the recent performances of the team, India U 19 will win the match.